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Grad School / Program:

  • Sociology

  • Contact:
  • 316 Berkey Hall
    Department of Sociology
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-355-6640



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • The Department of Sociology is part of the College of Social Science , and also has formal ties with the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Education.

    Areas of Sociology at MSU
    Within the theme of global transformations, there are four focus areas of study at MSU's Department of Sociology. Most faculty and student research, teaching, and service focus in one or more of the following areas: Family and Gender; Food, Environment, Agriculture, Science, and Technology; Health and Well-Being; or Urban, Race, and Migration. For descriptions of these focus areas, please click on a link below.

    - Family and Gender
    - Food, Environment, Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST)
    - Health and Well Being
    - Urban Race and Migration
    - Sociology of Population

  • Admission Information:
  • In order to be considered for both admission and financial assistance your application must be entirely complete by Jan. 15

    We will not admit applicants who are only interested in an MA degree

    When applying, you must submit all of the following

    - The Department of Sociology admissions application (4 page form). This form should be sent directly to the graduate secretary in the Department of Sociology.
    - Three rating (recommendations) forms. These should be given to the people from whom you wish recommendations. Each of the evaluators should be instructed to send the forms directly to the department.
    - The Michigan State University admissions application.
    - GRE scores: we require the verbal, quantitative and analytical sections but not the subject test.
    - Transcripts: The University requires one official transcript from all colleges and universities you have ever attended, and these need to be sent directly to the graduate secretary in the Department of Sociology.
    - An Academic Writing Sample such as a course paper or article from 10-25 pages in length.

    We require students to begin their programs in the Fall semester, as our orientation program and course schedule is geared to that, although some international students may wish to use the preceding summer to take English language courses.

    If you have further questions after studying these materials, please do not hesitate to write, or contact me by electronic mail or fax.

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://sociology.msu.edu/

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